Caramelized Peaches with Fresh Rosemary

Peaches taste better than ever when they are caramelized and topped with a dollop of sweetened whipped cream.

Caramelized Peaches with Fresh Rosemary
Photo: Kritsada Panichgul
Start To Finish Time:
25 mins


  • ¼ cup olive oil*

  • ¼ cup honey

  • 4 ripe medium peaches, halved and pitted

  • 2 tablespoon orange juice

  • 2 teaspoon snipped fresh rosemary

  • 1 recipe Sweetened Whipped Cream (optional)

Sweetened Whipped Cream

  • ½ cup whipping cream

  • 1 tablespoon sugar

  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla


  1. In a 10- to 12-inch cast iron skillet heat oil over medium-high heat. When the oil is shimmering and hot, stir in honey.

  2. Place peach halves, cut sides down, in hot oil mixture. Reduce heat to medium; cook about 5 minutes or until cut sides begin to brown and peach flesh softens. During cooking, the honey will bubble up and expand. To avoid sticking, occasionally move the peaches around in the skillet.

  3. Reduce heat to low; add orange juice and rosemary, swirling skillet to distribute evenly. Gently turn peaches over; cook for 5 minutes more.

  4. Place two peach halves on each of four serving plates; spoon rosemary-honey mixture over peaches. If desired, top each serving with some of the Sweetened Whipped Cream. Serve immediately.

Sweetened Whipped Cream

  1. In a small chilled mixing bowl beat whipping cream, sugar, and vanilla with an electric mixer on medium speed almost to soft peaks.

Icon: gluten free, vegetarian


Since the flavor of the olive oil will come through in this recipe, it's extra important to use a high-quality brand. If you've been saving a fancy bottle, especially one from a trusted producer like McEvoy Ranch, this is the time to use it.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

246 Calories
14g Fat
32g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 246
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 41mg 14%
Sodium 1mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Total Sugars 30g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 13.6mg 68%
Calcium 10.1mg 1%
Iron 0.5mg 3%
Potassium 314mg 7%
Folate, total 8.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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